TuS Makkabi Berlin

This team of the Jewish community was founded in 1970 as a continuation of an old team, Bar-Kochba Berlin. This club had merged with Hakoah in 1929, and the Nazis finally banned them in 1938. Hakoah itself was started again in 1945.

After some minor success for Makkabi in the early 1980s, the soccer division joined Fvgg Wannsee in 1987, only to return 10 years later.

Berlin's Jewish comminuty is the largest in Germany, but is still very small. Many of the players (which in 2004 included Serbians, Thais, Chinese, Bosnians) are not Jewish. However, recent emigration from Russia has increased the number of Jewish players in the ranks.

Full Name Turn- und Sportverein Makkabi e.V. Berlin
City Berlin (Berlin). Pop: 3,388,434 (2002)
Address Passauer Straße 4, 10789 Berlin
Phone: 030 / 218 47 08, Fax: 030 / 23 62 72 86
e-mail: makkabi-berlin@snafu.de
Office opened Tu 1000-1600, Wed,Fri 1000-1300
Colors Blue and white
Stadium Maifeld Olympiastadion.
This is a side field of the Olympic stadium. Makkabi used to play at the Stadion Wilmersdorf until 2001. This park was built in 1951 with 38,000 capacity, but has been resized to only accomodate 2,500.
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: www.makkabi-berlin.de

Recent History:

1978-79	(IV)	Landesliga Berlin	10th
1979-80	(IV)	Landesliga Berlin	3rd
1980-81 (IV)	Landesliga Berlin	4th
1981-82	(IV)	Landesliga Berlin	1st
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin	7th
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin	9th
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin	6th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin	14th
1986-87	(IV)	Landesliga Berlin	5th

1987-97		(union with FVgg Wannsee)

2003-04 (VII)	Bezirksliga Berlin
2004-05 (VII)	Bezirksliga Berlin-1
2005-06	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1	3rd
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Berlin	13th
2007-8	(V)	Verbandsliga Berlin

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany: www.abseits-soccer.com